The School Administrator

October 2000Customer FeedbackStudent and parent data for grading teachers on performance

Features

  • When Parents and Students Grade Staff

    by JAY MATHEWS

    The growing use of client input in the performance evaluations of classroom teachers and administrators often incites skepticism, if not hostility, of staff. Jay Mathews is an education writer with The Washington Post.

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  • Feedback at 360 Degrees

    by RICHARD P. MANATT

    Successful strategies for collecting meaningful input for performance evaluations of teachers and administrators requires more than a quick do-it-yourself approach. Richard Manatt is director of the School Improvement Model Center, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.read more | purchase issue
  • Linking Teacher Pay to Student Scores

    by SCOTT LaFEE

    By attaching students’ test scores to performance evaluation and bonus payments, a suburban Philadelphia district becomes the latest to apply a business model to education.read more | purchase issue
  • Paying for Employee Competence

    by HOWARD RISHER

    A senior fellow at the Center for Human Resources at the Wharton School says rewarding school professionals for their capabilities may be an idea worth borrowing from the private sector.read more | purchase issue
  • Confronting Institutional Mediocrity

    by CAROLINE E. TRIPP AND ALEXANDER D. PLATT

    Rooting out debilitating beliefs about second-rate teaching requires conviction and persistence from top leadership. Caroline Tripp is director of curriculum at Research for Better Teaching in Acton, Mass. Alexander Platt is senior consultant with Research for Better Teaching.read more | purchase issue
  • The Human Dynamics of Personnel Evaluation

    by MARY JO McGRATH

    A veteran education attorney sees better alternatives than legislative or legal measures for responding to poorly performing teachers.read more | purchase issue
  • Easing Dismissals and Non-Renewals

    by SUZANNE R. PAINTER

    Principals need central-office support, personally and professionally, if they are expected to take on subpar performers. Suzanne Painter is an assistant professor at the College of Education, Arizona State University West in Phoenix, Ariz.read more | purchase issue

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    Oregon state representative, House District 2, Tillamook, Ore.
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    Hazing Prevention Deserves Attention, Too by DOUGLAS E. FIERBERG


    Partner, Sherman, Meehan, Curtin and Ain, Washington, D.C.
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    Extending the Lifetime of Obsolete Computers by CYNTHIA E. NELSON


    Director of technology, Edmonds School District 15, Lynnwood, Wash.
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    Guest Column

    The Wrongheadedness of the "Best Dentist" Analogy by THOMAS R. GUSKEY


    Professor, College of Education, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.
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    Going About the Business of Saving Lives by ROSA A. SMITH


    Superintendent, Columbus Public Schools, Columbus, Ohio
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    President’s Corner

    Paying for Stellar Performance by BENJAMIN O. CANADA


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    Executive Perspective

    Standing in Someone Else's Shoes by PAUL D. HOUSTON



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